Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 101 - Issue 09: 10 Nov, 2011
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1116

Editorial
Systems and Synthetic Biology: Physiology and Biochemistry Strike Back
p. 1117 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
North East India: soil and water management imperatives for food security in a changing climate
p. 1119 | Manoj-Kumar

Need for excellent institutes, multidisciplinary Ph Ds and useful discoveries in India
p. 1120 | Rao, A. S.

Traditional use of Calotropis procera R.Br. against migraine
p. 1120 | Sree, K. S. Shanthi; Nagamalleswari, K.; Chaithra, D.; Yasodamma, N.

Indian scientists and the archives of the American Institute of Physics
p. 1121 | Singh, Rajinder

Bt cotton: refuge in ‘mixed bag’
p. 1122 | Muralimohan, K.; Srinivasa, Y. B.

Prevention of fluorosis in domestic animals
p. 1124 | Sheikh, Zulfiya

A malnourished nation is deprived on many fronts besides gold medals in sports
p. 1125 | Bhatia, C. R.

Meeting Report
Nitrogen management for sustainable development
p. 1126 | Raghuram, N.; Sangar, Sunita; Abrol, Yash P.

History of S&T in 20th century India
p. 1127 | Malhotra, Richa

Research News
A lithium superionic conductor as a new solid-state battery electrolyte
p. 1129 | Sur, Ujjal Kumar

In Conversation
P. K. Iyengar
p. 1131 | Monto, Geethanjali

T. V. Jayan
p. 1133 | Malhotra, Richa

Commentary
Chemical-weathering rates of aquifers and the mixing of soils: the role of optical dating in quantifying near-surface processes on earth and their timescales
p. 1136 | Weinman, Beth; Singhvi, Ashok K.

Climate change and its impacts on Indian birds: monsoon phenology and monitoring heronry birds
p. 1140 | Urfi, A. J.

Scientific Correspondence
Continental margins offshore west and east coasts of India based on satellite gravity and seismic sections – seaward dipping reflectors
p. 1143 | Mishra, D. C.

Early prehistoric signatures of man in Bastar region, Central India
p. 1146 | Sankhyan, Anek Ram; Dewangan, Laxmi Narain; Sahoo, Ranju Hasini; Chakravarty, Rana; Chatterjee, Rabin

Petrographic signatures of marine inundation from the Barakar coal measures of Mahanadi–Ib Valley, Orissa, India
p. 1149 | Mohanty, Debadutta; Kumar, Saroj; Boral, Prabal; Choudhury, Nandita

Identifying marine fin fishes using DNA barcodes
p. 1152 | Khan, S. Ajmal; Kumar, C. Prasanna; Lyla, P. S.; Murugan, S.

General Articles
Large Hadron Collider: Higgs hunting gets serious!
p. 1155 | Godbole, Rohini M.

Techno-economic feasibility of conservation agriculture in rainfed regions of India
p. 1171 | Kumar, Shalander; Sharma, K. L.; Kareemulla, K.; Chary, G. Ravindra; Ramarao, C. A.; Rao, Ch. Srinivasa; Venkateswarlu, B.

Review Articles
Revisiting the Joshi effect
p. 1182 | Wagh, Sanjay M.; Deshpande, Dilip A.

Research Articles
Inhibition of aldose reductase and sorbitol accumulation by dietary rutin
p. 1191 | Reddy, G. Bhanuprakash; Muthenna, P.; Akileshwari, C.; Saraswat, Megha; Petrash, J. Mark

Research Communication
Exploration for groundwater in the basaltic Deccan traps terrain in Katol Taluk, Nagpur District, India
p. 1198 | Rai, S. N.; Thiagarajan, S.; Ratnakumari, Y.

Stable isotopes study on geothermal waters in eastern India
p. 1205 | Kumar, Pradeep; Das, Nisith K.; Mallik, C.; Bhandari, R. K.

Real-time PCR technique-based detection of coconut root (wilt) phytoplasma
p. 1209 | Manimekalai, R.; Nair, Smita; Soumya, V. P.; Roshna, O. M.; Thomas, George V.

Contemporary gene flow and mating system analysis in natural teak forest using microsatellite markers
p. 1213 | Prabha, S. Sabna; Indira, E. P.; Nair, Pramod N.

Receding water levels hasten metamorphosis in the frog, Sphaerotheca breviceps (Schneider, 1799): a laboratory study
p. 1219 | Mogali, Santosh M.; Saidapur, Srinivas K.; Shanbhag, Bhagyashri A.

Book Reviews
Excellence in an Overlapping Culture: The Big History of India’s National Chemical Laboratory. L. K. Doraiswamy
p. 1223 | Damodaran, A. D.

Mercury Cadmium Telluride: Growth, Properties and Applications. Peter Capper and James W. Garland (eds)
p. 1225 | Singh, Ragini Raj; Barman, P. B.

Historical Notes
The first dissection controversy: introduction to anatomical education in Bengal and British India
p. 1227 | Bhattacharya, Jayanta

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p. 1236

The Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships 2012—Rolls-Royce
p. 1237

The Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme 2012
p. 1238

International Conference Programme—4th Bangalore Nano
p. 1239

Centres of Excellence and Innovation in Biotechnology (CEIB): Call for Letters of Intent—Department of Biotechnology
p. 1240

Experiments for Tomorrow – XXXV Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 1241

Global Lab Expo-2011
p. 1242

Science Academies Refresher Course on Cell and Molecular Biology Techniques
p. 1243

Science Academies Refresher Course on Paradigms and Applications of Pattern Recognition in Image Processing and Computer Vision
p. 1244

Nanotechnology Application Centre— University of Allahabad
p. 1245

Call for Submissions—National Seminar on the History and Cultural Aspects of Mathematics Education
p. 1246

Junior Research Fellows—BARC-NIOT Collaborative Research Programme
p. 1246

Liason Officer to Forschungszentrum Juleich
p. 1247

Junior Research Fellows—Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute
p. 1247

Writing Scientific Manuscript— Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 1248

Writing Research Proposals— Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 1248

Invites Applications for the‘Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA)’ for the Year 2011
p. 1249

Junior Research Fellow— Dibrugarh University
p. 1249

Junior Research Fellows—Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute
p. 1250

Invites Nominations from Scientists/Researchers for Forthcoming IODP Expeditions—National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
p. 1250

Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor— Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
p. 1251

Junior Research Fellow— University of Kalyani
p. 1251

Research Scientist and Technical Assistant—Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 1251

Research Associate, Senior Research Fellow and Technical Assistant— Annamalai University
p. 1252

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